Compassionate Substance Abuse Counselor who actively listens and builds trust to help clients resolve personal issues and achieve life goals.
Excellent organizational skills
Experience providing substance abuse counseling
Experience working with adults
Sensitive to cultural differences
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to maintain required clinical records
Understanding of the Recovery Model
License-eligible in the state of Louisiana
Knowledge of chemical dependency issues
Familiarity with substance and mental health systems
Counselor in Training (CIT) - Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority
Counselor Trainee , 07/2016 to Current Pathways Community Health – 4012 Ave H, Lake Charles, LA 70615
Explained available substance abuse treatment services to clients.
Interviewed and assessed an average of 3 incoming clients per week.
Led 10 group therapy sessions each week.
Collected and analyzed data on individual clients using records, tests, interviews and professional sources.
Conducted 8 one-on-one counseling sessions per week.
Counseled clients to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioral problems.
Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and their families.
Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by the team leader.
Organized outreach events with local, city and state agencies to increase awareness of mental health services and referral options.
Case Manager 1 , 11/2015 to 10/2016 Volunteers of America – 2110 Oak Park Blvd, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Referred consumers to social services agencies.
Supplied crisis intervention to consumers in the community.
Interviewed and evaluated consumers , including conducting safety and risk assessments.
Wrote reports and case summaries and compiled work records, including required statistics.
Coordinated patient care from pre-admission to post-discharge follow-up.
Bachelor of Science: Addiction Studies , 2013 Northwestern State University - Natchitoches
Master of Science: Addiction Counseling , Current Capella University - Minneapolis, MN With a Master's in Addiction Studies from Capella, I will be able to to identify behaviors and situations and apply counseling theories, models, and approaches to individuals and groups who face addiction. I will also be able apply knowledge, skills, and best practices related to addiction treatment, and select appropriate assessments to evaluate clients and develop a treatment plan.